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Lyndon LorenzBuilding Is People

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Welcome to the metropolis of tomorrow: Building Is People is the joyful new celebration of the people and the processes that make communities happen, thanks to the Prelinger Archive and CC-licensed music from Leggysalad.

Hundreds of shots from more than 40 video source reels were cut up for this, including "Form, Design, And The City" (1962); "Lost Landscapes Of Detroit" (2010); "Once And Forever" (1956); "Out Of This World" (1954); and "Dynamic American City" (1956).

Look for the very special appearances of stars like Edmund Bacon, and young versions of IM Pei and Betty White!

Public domain footage courtesy of the Prelinger Archive at The bed track for the audio ("Engraved Views") is courtesy of LeggySalad, issued under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike v3.0. . Leggysalad's EP "Shards of Memory" is available on the archive: . Find more music from Leggysalad at

A special nod goes out to Todd Wiseman, whose wonderful video "On Time" pretty much became the catalyst for this. Check it out at

Issued under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike v3.0.

More Prelinger mashups are at the Vimeo channel:

Support programs and initiatives in your area that promote safe walkable communities by balancing development with responsibility.

This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archive Mashups

Producer: Lyndon Lorenz
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: prelinger; mashup; remix; architecture; urban; design; planning; city; cities; detroit

Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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Reviewer: Rick Prelinger - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - February 11, 2013
Subject: Great edit!
The topic is close to my heart, too.

This video should be the opener at every conference on cities, suburbs and change.

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